February 23 – March 1 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, where mental-health professionals around the country
dedicate the week to raising awareness and knowledge of the dangers of eating disorders. Michigan Tech is involved in Eating Disorder Awareness Week, as Counseling Services is offering free and confidential eating disorder screenings on Thursday, February 27 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Peninsula Room to help students diagnose and treat any eating disorders they may be struggling with.
In addition to this, Counseling Services, Psi Chi, and the Association of Psychology students have invited director, writer, and producer Daryl Roberts to Michigan Tech to speak about his film series, America the Beautiful. Roberts made the trek to Tech last year to show the second film of the series, America the Beautiful: The Thin Commandments, and will show his triquel America the Beautiful: The Sexualization of Our Youth on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM in Fisher Hall, followed by a Q&A with the director himself.
If you or someone you know is passionate about America’s obsession with beauty, sexualization of women, and emphasis on body image, then this film screening if for you! For more information on America the Beautiful and the Counseling Services’ eating disorder screenings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.